Walking in a Winter Wonderland


The snow has stopped, and the winds have died down. It is a gorgeousl, sunny, clear day. It is also butt cold. Brrr…

As you may have seen, the roof of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome collapsed under the weight of the snowfall. (Click on the link to see video of collapse) According to the weathermen, this is the 5th largest snowfall on record in the Twin Cities.

Meh.

I’m from Western New York. One and a half feet is hardly enough to consider canceling school. Silly Minnesotans.

So here’s some photos of our winter wonderland. Pour yourself a hot mug of cocoa and enjoy!

Mountains of Snow!

Chilly Willy is Very Chilly

Wish we'd have strung lights on the pine this year

Might be awhile before we eat at the table

Maggie the Wonderdog is loving it. Moxie, not so much...

Can you find the dog?

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6 thoughts on “Walking in a Winter Wonderland

  1. OMG! Thank you for the link to the video. The boys and I had a lot of fun watching that video screaming and laughing and screaming some more. Is that even real? Unbelievable! Glad you and family are safe and sound. Chestnuts roasting in the open fire?

    • Glad you enjoyed it. I’m afraid it’ll end up costing the Minnesota taxpayers the price of a new government funded football stadium for our fat cat Football owner & players. Not that I’m bitter about that, or anything.

  2. That video is insane. The Dome collapsed once before under snow back in the 80s, before HD cameras were everywhere. Pretty amazing footage.

    Our yard is very similar – big drifts all over the place. I was out and about both today and yesterday and I honestly think the roads were better yesterday – I saw cars slippin’ and slidin’ all over the place today.

    SD
    simpledudecomplexworld.blogspot.com

  3. I saw that video earlier. Luckily, no one was inside/on the field when it happened. Someone did ask a good question, though. Why do you build a structure/roof like that in Minnesota?!?!?!?

    Great pictures, by the way. Hope you’ve got enough bottles of Scotch to get you through.

    • They built the Dome in 1983 (?) and they did it on the cheap. In fact, they didn’t even air condition the place. However, after one sweltering summer inside of it, the Twins made them add A/C. As Simpledude mentioned, it failed once due to snow before it ever even opened. It’s basically just a big inflatable bubble. I guess they figured we so seldom get big snowfall here, just freezing cold weather, that they’d be fine.

      I think they knew after Satruday that it was going to fail. That’s why they postponed the game and had the cameras on at 5:00 am when the roof gave in.

      Don’t worry. The roads are clear and the liquor stores are open once more, so there is ample scotch to see me through.

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